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Linda Wilson
Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3746

The Birmingham Public Library to host Tech Tuesdays again this fall

August 21, 2008, Birmingham, AL – Did you know that your Birmingham Public Library card gives you access to a complete reference library at all times of the day, every day of the year?

The databases at the Birmingham Public Library cover almost every conceivable subject for students and parents. It’s all free and always available.

The Fall 2008 lineup of Tech Tuesdays covers the bulk of these databases, in one-hour programs held every other Tuesday.

Searching for credible content on the Internet is difficult for even the seasoned information professional. The staff at the Birmingham Public Library has teamed together to create a series of programs that will show you how to use these databases and what each database covers.

The Birmingham Public Library’s databases have information on health, business, science, genealogy, exam preparation, history, Birmingham News articles, art, music, languages, maps, fiction, and so much more.

These programs are available at the Central Library’s Arrington Auditorium, Five Points West, and Springville Road Library. Programs will be simulcast at two locations. Please check for availability.

Here is a list of all the programs:

Tuesday, September 9 – Help! My report is due tomorrow!

Sound familiar? Check out the resources that can help your child get the last minute information for their reports and class assignments. It’s so easy – maybe the next time they won’t wait so long. Noon. Live @ Central

Tuesday, September 23 – Health, Wealth and the Online Bookshelf

Do you need to brush up on your science skills to help answer those nightly homework questions? How about health issues? Need some answers? Are you trying to do your own homework and figure out where to put your money for retirement? Join us for a look at the best resources to help you with your search. 6:30 p.m. Live @ Central

Tuesday, October 7 – What are YOU reading?

Are you looking for the next fascinating book to read? Have you already read the books by your favorite authors? Don’t panic. Come join us to discover the treasure map and locate your next great read – online! Noon, Live @ Central

Tuesday, October 21 – Everything you always wanted to know, but can’t find!

Looking for test help, a newspaper or just a historical fact? Join us as we check out the great online resources that are at your fingertips-@ home, @ school, @ the office or @ your library. 6:30 p.m. Live @ Central (not available at Springville Road)

Tuesday, November 4 – Que vous parlez français? Michelangelo’s David, and Fats Waller -What do these have in common? You can find them in a database. Join us as we explore the great resources for viewing your favorite art work, checking out your favorite music or learning a new foreign language.

Noon, Live @ Central

Tuesday, November 21 - We see dead people…online.

Genealogical resources are a mouse click away with BPL’s databases. Join us as we explore census, church, cemetery, obituary, mine fatality, and inventor records. 6:30 p.m. Live @ Central (Not available at Springville Road)
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